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“Awesome family fun and a smoother ride”
Review of Catamaran Kahanu

Catamaran Kahanu
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Eleele
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Na Pali Coast Tour experience the majestic cliffs, sea caves, and marine animals. Enjoy swim and snorkel. Best day on your vacation with Captain Lani Tours.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is run by a Hawaiian family with lineage to original peoples of the island.

This is a family friendly tour with no alcohol to create obnoxious passengers.

Unlike the million dollar corporate large & small tour boats this motorized catamaran is great in these ways:

It is midsized so you get a smoother ride than the Navy Rubber boats (and trust me this makes a difference to your SPINE!) and it is also small enough to access the sea caves and snorkeling areas usually reserved for the small boats!

The lunch was sandwiches, fruit and cookies. Just right.

The stories, mythology and history told from a Hawaiian Ohana made all the difference.

I have taken previous boat trips on Capt Andys big vessels and Napali Coast Tours rubber vessels and Catamaran Kahanu was by far my favorite of the 3.

Plus you are helping to sustain local ohana and culture with this choice.

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captainkahanu, General Manager at Catamaran Kahanu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha,

We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We enjoyed sharing our love of Kauai with you. Thank you for sharing part of your day with Capt. & Neno. Enjoy the rest of Kaua and until we see you again.

Malama pono a me Mahalo nui loa.
Captain Lani, Debbie and Neno.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing experience. This is a more family friendly and family oriented excursion. If you book your trip here you will have a more immersive experience than you would with any other tour!

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captainkahanu, General Manager at Catamaran Kahanu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha,

We are happy you had an amazing experience. Captain & Neno enjoy sharing our family history with you. Thank you for your great review. Enjoy Kauai and thank you for spending part of your vacation with us.

Malama pono a me Mahalo nui loa,

Captain Lani, Debbie & Neno.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an amazing and beautiful experience! Everyone on the boat, captain and crew, were so friendly and kind. You could truly feel the Aloha the moment you stepped on to the boat. Definitely would recommend for tourists who are coming and wanting to see the Napali coast. I am a native Hawaiian and I am always taken aback by the beauty Kaua’i has to offer. This is an amazing way to see it, and enjoy quality time with your family and friends!

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captainkahanu, General Manager at Catamaran Kahanu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Stephanie,

We are so happy that you felt the Aloha Spirit. Thank you for spending part of your day with us. Enjoy the rest of your time here on Kauai and share your Aloha Spirit with everyone you meet.

Mahalo nui loa,

Captain Lani, Debbie & Neno

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This boat trip to the Nepali coastline is different. First of all its authentic. Owned and operated by Hawaiians who placed significant emphasis on nature family and history. Captain Lani takes full responsibility for his ship and the safety of those on board. Engage with him when he speaks with pride about his operation and his people. He is very skilled at handling his boat. On the day conditions were calm and he was able to back us into caves and under waterfalls.
Neeno our guide was enthusiastic energetic and informative. A perfect foil for Captain Lani's laconic nature. Aunty Debbie who checked us in is an absolute treasure. Fun with a mischeivious spirit.
The views were stunning. It is a special place. Do not miss out and look beyond the mainstream tour operators. There were only 15 guests on our boat which added to the shared enjoyment for all.
My expectations of the snorkeling were too high. Too may boats in the one spot and not much variety in the fish. Nonetheless this tour gets10 out of 10.

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